Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy has revealed that he received some terrifying death threats after Leicester City confirmed the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.
Several reports suggested that Jamie Vardy and some of his fellow teammates were involved in a backroom revolt against the Foxes’ Premier League title winning manager, and this revolt from the players is what eventually led the club’s board to take the decision of parting ways with the Italian tactician.
Vardy has since denied all such reports, but despite the Englishman’s claim, a few Leicester City fans continue to blame the striker for Ranieri’s sacking, and some of the supporters have even gotten engaged in anti-social behaviour, such as sending death threats to the 30-year-old.
Vardy recently spoke about such incidents with BBC, and revealed: “It is terrifying. I read one story that said I was personally involved in a meeting after the Sevilla game when I was actually sat in anti-doping for three hours. But then the story is out there, people pick it up and jump on it and you’re getting death threats about your family, kids, everything.
“On social media, you name it, and walking down the street. To be honest, I get them (taunts) every week. Football fans don’t seem to like me. I just get on with it but when people are trying to cut your missus up while she’s driving along, with the kids in the back of the car it’s not the best. It’s happened plenty of times.”
The England international also spoke about the alleged problems between Ranieri and the Leicester players, by labelling these reports as nothing but ‘false accusations’.
“No, not at all,” said Vardy when asked if these problems actually existed. “Basically if there was an issue you went and did it in the gaffer’s office, man-to-man. Or you went and did it on the tactics board, because he was happy for you to come in and put your opinion across.
“The stories were quite hurtful to be honest with you. A lot of false accusations were being thrown out there and there was nothing we, as players, could do about it.”